A Tale of Two Museums, Part 2
Posted Friday, July 29
Two of Northeast Ohio's most prominent art museums are planning to face their futures, by shutting their doors. During the course of major renovation projects, both institutions are temporarily closing in order to accommodate construction. In the second of a two-part report, ideastream's David C. Barnett tells how they plan to stay connected to their communities.
A Tale of Two Museums, Part 1
Posted Thursday, July 28
Two of Northeast Ohio's most prominent art museums have plans to broaden their audiences by undergoing some major surgery. Both the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Akron Art Museum are renovating their historic homes with the help of world-famous architects. In the first of a two-part report, ideastream's David C. Barnett examines the potential and the risks of these pricey ventures.
Making Change: Minorities In (and Out) of Business
Posted Wednesday, July 27
It's never been easy being an entrepreneur, but, historically, it's been easier for whites than for minorities. Over the years, programs providing minorities with money and support have helped many go into business for themselves. But whites still enjoy far more success in business. As part of Making Change: Building the Region's Economy, ideastream's Cindi Deutschman-Ruiz reports on the state of minority entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio.
Wind Monitoring Tower Work Begins
Posted Monday, July 25
The non-profit group Green Energy Ohio installed the first section of a wind monitoring tower on the Cleveland water crib Monday. ideastream's Karen Schaefer reports.
Hydro-Electric Plant Proposed for Summit County Metropark
Posted Thursday, July 21
Environmental groups and supporters of a Summit County Metropark say they're strongly opposed to a proposal to build a hydro-electric plant on the Cuyahoga River. The proposed plant would be constructed on an existing dam built in 1916 on the Cuyahoga between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls. Opponents say the original hydro-electric plant, which was abandoned more than 50 years ago, never made much electricity. Nor would this new project. Preliminary permits filed by Advance Hydro Solutions of Akron call for less than 2.5 Megawatts of electricity a year, enough to power only about a thousand homes. ideastream's Karen Schaefer reports.
New Art for Superior
Posted Thursday, July 21
Local artist Steven Manka is preparing to transform a downtown stretch of Superior Avenue. He and fellow artist Amee McNeel won a $200,000 grant from the City of Cleveland to create and install public art on the north side of Superior Avenue, just East of the Plain Dealer building. ideastream's Dan Moulthrop took a walk down Superior with Manka last week and discussed the new art plans.
Canadian Frigate HMCS Toronto
Posted Friday, July 15
A Canadian frigate is docked this weekend in Cleveland harbor near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's recently returned from a six-month tour of duty supporting U.S. vessels in the Persian Gulf. ideastream's Karen Schaefer reports.
Making Change: Improving the Economy - What’s the Answer?
Posted Thursday, July 14
A new biennial budget brings changes to the tax code intended to make life easier for business in the region. Yet we continue to hear of companies shutting their doors and moving away. Experts describe economic development in the region as a two-steps-forward-one-step-back process - leaving many still asking: just what will it take to propel the region solidly forward economically? As part of Making Change: Building the Region's Future, ideastream's Cindi Deutschman-Ruiz went looking for some answers.
Native Students - College Horizons
Posted Monday, July 4
This Independence Day most of us will be celebrating the nation's birth. But for many people of this country's First Nations - Navajo, Lakota, Sioux - independence still remains a dream. Now a unique national program to help young Native Americans get into top colleges and universities is offering new hope to Native communities. And one Ohio college has made the commitment to enroll indigenous students so they can one day give back to their tribes. ideastream's Karen Schaefer reports.